Pan-Asian Association for Agent-based Approach in Social Systems Sciences


AESCS 2018 and IMA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference

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Aim and Missions

Social sciences are now on a new state of development. One of the more promising methodologies is agent-based modeling. The Pan-Asian Association for Agent-Based Approach in Social Systems Sciences (PAAA) is the Pan-Asian regional platform to explore the frontiers. Another methodology that is gaining momentum in recent years is microsimulation modeling. The International Microsimulation Association (IMA), launched in October 2005, aims to encourage the advancement of microsimulation research.

AESCS2018, the regular conference of PAAA, mainly focuses on applications of agent-based technologies to social complex systems. Conference participants will present the latest results of various researches, and discuss emergent phenomena and modeling issues of social complex systems, which will provide further understanding on social complex problems with agent-based technologies. AESCS2018 will also give opportunities to discuss the effectiveness and limitation of computational models and methodologies for social sciences.

The AESCS2018 conference is being organized jointly with the IMA Asia-Pacific Regional Conference. The latter is the first Asia-Pacific conference of the International Microsimulation Association being organized outside Australia. The conference is open to all areas of microsimulation including static, dynamic, behavioral, spatial models, methodology, health and any other subjects under microsimulation.

Important Dates

Post-Conference Publications

Selected papers will be published as Post-Proceedings of Springer Series of Agent-Based Social Systems or a special issue of the International Journal of Microsimulation.


  1. Formal Theories on Agent-based Approaches
    • Theories on rationality, intention, and emotion
    • Social behaviors, social action, and social interaction
    • Mathematical organization theory
  2. Computational Economics and Organization
    • Theory
    • Agent-based computational economics and finance
    • Computational organization theory
  3. Modeling, Simulation and Validation Techniques
    • Toolkits and methods for agent-based simulation
    • Large scale social simulation
    • Validation and verification of simulation results and simulation systems
  4. Gaming Simulation
    • Gaming simulation
    • Participatory simulation
    • Hybridization of agent-based simulation and gaming simulation
  5. Collective Intelligence
    • Collective decision and behaviors
    • Emergent intelligence
    • Social intelligence
  6. Application of Agent-based Modeling
    • Organization and industrial design
    • Service sciences
    • Medical and insurance systems
    • Public policies
    • Spatial modeling and pedestrian modeling
    • Innovation diffusion and management
    • Market dynamics and consumer behavior
    • Social networks and their dynamics
    • Prevention of disasters, epidemic diseases and finance collapse
  7. Conceptual Model and Methodologies
    • Conceptual modeling of agent-based approach
    • Philosophical issues of agent-based modeling
  8. Microsimulation
    • Static models
    • Dynamic models
    • Behavioral models
    • Spatial models
    • Methodology
    • Health and any other subjects under microsimulation